Saturday, June 1st: Ports & Snappers Win Behind Crocker’s & Robertson’s Big Bats while Cats & Hounds Both Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Outfielder Bobby Crocker (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Stockton Ports Outfielder Bobby Crocker (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  3

Tacoma Rainiers               5

LP – Werner 4-8 / 5.69

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andrew Werner

(6 1/3 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 7 K)

 

Starter Andrew Werner did a good job on Saturday night, allowing 5 runs, just 3 earned, and striking out 7 over 6 1/3 innings, but he ended up taking his 8th loss. A throwing error in the 3rd inning by first baseman Daric Barton led to 2 unearned runs. Third baseman Scott Moore and shortstop Hiro Nakajima collected a pair of hits apiece, while outfielder Michael Choice doubled and drove in a run, and catcher Luke Montz when 1 for 4 in his return to the River Cats. With Montz’s addition to the roster, catcher Ryan Ortiz was assigned to Stockton.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Springfield Cardinals      3

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Newby 4-4 / 1.91

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

(5 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 3 K)

 

Starter Carlos Hernandez delivered a strong outing for the RockHounds on Saturday, allowing just 1 unearned run on 3 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work, but RHP Kyler Newby gave up a pair of runs in the 9th inning to blow his 6th save and take his 4th loss. Midland managed just 5 hits on the night, 2 apiece by catcher Beau Taylor and second baseman Darwin Perez, and 1 from third baseman Tyler Ladendorf, who doubled to raise his average to .302.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   9

San Jose Giants   4

WP – Brown 2-2 / 3.77

HR – Vollmuth (7), Crocker 2 (6), Dixon (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

After hitting his 4th home run on Friday, outfielder Bobby Crocker came back to hit his 5th and 6th on Saturday. He also drove in 3 runs for the Ports, while outfielder Rashun Dixon and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth both contributed 2-run homers to the cause. Shortstop Addison Russell collected a pair of doubles, and catcher Ryan Ortiz also doubled in his return to Stockton after spending the month of May with Sacramento. RHP Deyvi Jimenez allowed 2 runs while striking out 5 over 4 innings of work in his return from the disabled list, and LHP Jake Brown came in to toss 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win. To make from for Ortiz and Jimenez on the roster, catcher Ryan Delgado was sent Beloit and pitcher Omar Duran was placed on the temporarily inactive list.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Beloit Snappers             10

WP – Avila 1-1 / 3.04

HR – Mathews (7), Bostick (5), Robertson (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson

(4 for 4 / Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

Shortstop Daniel Robertson, who had cooled off a bit lately, came through with a big game for Beloit on Saturday, going 4 for 4 with a home run and a pair of doubles. Designated hitter Chris Bostick and outfielder Ryan Mathews both homered and doubled as well. Starter Michael Ynoa went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs, thanks to a 2-run homer in the 4th, while RHP Andres Avila gave up just 1 run in 4 innings of relief to earn his 1st win for Beloit.

 

In Other News…

Outfielder Josh Reddick’s return to the A’s roster led to the release of Snappers’ infielder and former 4th-round draft pick Chad Lewis. When Reddick was activated by the A’s, catcher Luke Montz was optioned to Sacramento, which led to catcher Ryan Ortiz’s return to Stockton, which caused catcher Ryan Delgado to be demoted to Beloit, which resulted in Chad Lewis’s release by the A’s. And that’s the way it works in baseball, kids!

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 1:30pm PT

Springfield @ Midland – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 1:00pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

 

 

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